Archive for Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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Perry man killed in accident near Tonganoxie
July 23, 2008
A Perry man died Wednesday morning after he was injured in a work-related accident northeast of Tonganoxie.
County surveyor post to be kept in-house
July 23, 2008
It appears Leavenworth County won’t use an outside contractor for its survey work after all.
Tonganoxie grad to study in Tanzania
Youth to take Swahili classes at KU to prepare for study abroad in January 2009
July 23, 2008 in print edition on B10
On June 5, 1981 the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published the first account of a strange and new disease called Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). According to the United Nations 2007 AIDS epidemic update, 33.2 million people across the globe are currently living with HIV/AIDS. More than 25 million have died of AIDS since the 1981 discovery.
Higher education affordability important to regents leader
July 23, 2008
Donna Shank wants higher education to be available for all Kansans.
Safe routes to schools goal of program
July 23, 2008
A program under way in Kansas strives to make sure children get to school safely and help their physical fitness along the way.
Success continues at state’s first virtual school
Basehor-Linwood blazed trail that’s now followed by more than 30 Kansas school districts
July 23, 2008
As far as virtual schools go, the Basehor-Linwood school district has been ahead of the curve since its beginning in 1998.
New name reflects services of continuing-ed program
Johnson County Adult Education one of many programs in area
July 23, 2008
For people preparing to take the General Educational Development test, Project Finish has been more than just a resource.
Curriculum employs team-based active learning
July 23, 2008
A model program that stresses active learning methods and the incorporation of character development in curriculum is poised to begin its second year in four Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Schools.
Programs battle childhood obesity
July 23, 2008
In schools across the nation, there has always been a lot of attention given to increasing test scores. But until recently, not a lot of attention has been given to children’s increasing pants sizes.
Push toward all-day kindergarten takes root
July 23, 2008
Offering all-day kindergarten is a trend that has proved successful is districts across the state.
Not your mother’s home-ec class
July 23, 2008
Family and consumer sciences, or FACS, as the course is now called, is a lot different from the courses taught 30 years ago, said Marie Nave, a newly retired FACS teacher from the De Soto USD 232.
Continuing education sites throughout area
July 23, 2008
Here’s a list of continuing-education sites throughout Douglas, Wyandotte, Johnson and Leavenworth counties
Technology offers classroom flexibility
July 23, 2008
Keeping in mind that no two students learn in the same way, at least one area school district uses technology throughout its classrooms to vary instructional options for its teachers.
County comprehensive plan discussed among residents in Tonganoxie
July 23, 2008 in print edition on A10
Chris Dunn, Leavenworth County Planning and Zoning director, updated Tonganoxie residents, city and business leaders about what the future holds for the county.
Vehicle take-home policy remains
July 23, 2008
City residents can still expect to see city public works vehicles at the homes of public works’ crews.
Candidate Profile: Marvin Torneden
July 23, 2008
Marvin Torneden, one of seven Republican candidates for Leavenworth County Commissioner, District 3, says he is running for the commission seat in hopes of bringing “the government back to the people through voting accountability and integrity.”
Lowe knows baseball: Pitcher off to USM
July 23, 2008 in print edition on B1
Erick Lowe’s collegiate baseball career took a detour before it even left the driveway of his Tonganoxie home
Our view: Opportunities to be heard many
July 23, 2008
Decisions, decisions, decisions.
Leavenworth Countians may vote before Aug. 5
July 23, 2008 in print edition on A10
For the first time since the State of Kansas authorized advance voting in 1995, Leavenworth County voters will be able to cast their ballot before the Aug. 5 primary election at sites other than the Leavenworth County Courthouse.
LCDC discusses better marketing
July 23, 2008
Leavenworth County Development Corp. members and staff in their monthly meeting July 10 examined how better to market the county to potential developers and site location specialists.
Jefferson County elections near
July 23, 2008 in print edition on A10
Two former law enforcement officers will face each other in the Aug. 5 primary election in Jefferson County’s 2nd Commission District.
Downtown Tonganoxie evaluated at workshop
July 23, 2008
The best part of waking up could be a cup of joe from a local Tonganoxie coffee shop.
Free workshop offered for residents interested in Christmas Open House
July 23, 2008 in print edition on A10
Leavenworth County’s history is full of characters, and county staff is inviting residents to portray one of them at this year’s Christmas Open House, to be held in December at the County Courthouse.
Ready to be a Cowgirl
THS graduate to continue her rodeo ways with Oklahoma State equestrian team
July 23, 2008
A little off the beaten path from other high school athletes, Courtenay DeHoff has found the rough-and-tumble world of rodeo suits her just fine.
2008 THS scholarship recipients
July 23, 2008
And the recipients are…
Braves take second at nationals
July 23, 2008
The Tonganoxie Braves 18U softball team brought home a second-place finish Saturday from the North American Fastpitch Association “B” national tournament, which was held at Clinton Lake Softball Complex in Lawrence.
Youth injured in sport utility vehicle accident
July 23, 2008
Emergency service providers with the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office, Leavenworth County EMS and the Stranger Township Volunteer Fire Department responded just after 4 p.m. July 8 to a rollover accident about one-half mile west of County Road 5 on 207th Street.
County comprehensive plan discussed among residents in Tonganoxie
July 23, 2008 in print edition on A10
On Thursday, Chris Dunn, Leavenworth County Planning and Zoning director, updated Tonganoxie residents, city and business leaders about what the future holds for the county.
If these walls could talk
Lifelong Tonganoxie resident keeps historic memories in own “gallery” - his garage
July 23, 2008
Tucked away in John C. Lenahan Sr.’s garage on Washington Street, old maps, drawings and black and white photographs of friends, family and memorable moments in Tonganoxie’s history grace the wood-paneled walls.
Marvin Torneden candidate questionnaire responses
July 23, 2008
Marvin Torneden is running for Leavenworth County Commissioner, District 3.
Letter to the editor: City spending questioned
July 23, 2008
Given the current economic state of this country, the news of a 7 percent increase in salary is mind blowing.
City holds mill levy in 2009, plans for 4 mill increase in 2010
July 23, 2008
There was good news and bad news for Tonganoxie taxpayers at Monday night’s city council meeting.
Big Oil’ to blame for gasoline woes
July 23, 2008
The much-needed debate about our nation’s energy future has finally begun.
Candidates to meet with voters
More Web chats scheduled for today
July 23, 2008 in print edition on A1
With an Aug. 5 primary election less than two weeks away, Leavenworth County residents don’t have much longer to get out and meet the candidates before casting their vote for county, state and national representatives.
Dave Taylor candidate questionnaire responses
July 23, 2008
Dave Taylor is running for Leavenworth County Commissioner, District 3
Candidate profile: Dave Taylor
July 23, 2008 in print edition on A2
Former Tonganoxie Mayor Dave Taylor says after serving the city for four years, he is ready to represent the residents of Leavenworth County’s 3rd District and the entire county for another four.
County surveyor position to be full-time job again
July 23, 2008
Help wanted: Leavenworth County seeks full-time surveyor.
Outdoor Celebration planned for Thursday
July 23, 2008
Outdoor Celebration will start at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Coalition for Independence, 4911 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.